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Fripp Audubon Club
Beaufort Barrier Islands Global IBA

Harbor Island News:
Fripp Audubon Club
Beaufort Barrier Islands Global IBA
Beaufort Gazette Editorial - Important Bird Area
Beaufort Gazette Story


Nature Newsletter:

2017
September:  Milkweed Assassin Bug
January:  Some Perils of Migration

2016
August:  Brown Thrashers
May:  Raccoons
January:  Ghost Crabs

2015
October:  Ghost Crabs
September:  Striped Hermit Crabs
August:  Sandwich Terns
July:  Eastern Towhee


2014
November:  Coots Harbor
September:  Fall Migration
August:  Alligators Harbor
July:  Black Terns Harbor
June:  Canada Geese
May:  White Reddish Egret
April:  Northern Flickers Fripp
February:  Winter Loons

2013

October:  Common Ground Doves
September:  Oystercatcher Summer
July:  Avocets
April:  Red-winged Blackbird
March:  House Finches
January:  Cardinals

2012
September:  Butterflies
August:  Black-necked Stilts
May:  Snowy Egrets
April:  Anhingas 
February: Common Moorhens 
January:  Hooded Mergansers 

2011
November: Willets 
October:  White Pelicans 
August: Vultures 
July:  Tagging Buntings 
June:  Horseshoe Crabs 
March:  Ospreys 
February:  Wilson's Plovers 

2010
October:  Tricolored Herons 
September:  Tomkins Island 
July: The Ibises 
June: Terrapins 
May: Birds, Eggs and Nests 
March: Blue Winged Teal 
February:  Waxwings 
January: Black Belled Plovers

2009
November : Northern River Otters 
October: Marbled Godwits
August: Wood Storks
July: Pelicans Glide
June: Ruddy Turnstones 
May: Oyster Catchers 
April: Breeding Colors
March: Clapper Rails 
February: Night Herons 
January: Piping Plovers

2008
November: Double-Crested Cormorants 
October : Black Skimmers 
September : Reddish Egrets
August : Least Terns 
Dolphin Stranding October 14, 2011
A dolphin became stranded behind Pelican Point around 5 pm DNR vet Al Segars with aid from several residents and rental guests moved the animal to deeper water where it safely waited for the tide to rise. All ended well.
Nature Resources:
Learn how Harbor Island is helping this endangered species
Want to know more about Lowcountry wildlife?
Harbor Island Turtles
The Sea Turtle Project
Horseshoe Crabs
On October 18, 2011 Harbor Island residents assisted South Carolina Department of Natural Resources personnel with banding Red Knots a species of bird that is on the threatened list.  Using a cannon net the birds were captured, banded and flags were placed on their legs. They were weighed and a feather was taken for DNA testing,  One hundred and fifty birds were banded and released.  None of the birds were injured in any way.
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